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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922758/the-feasibility-of-implementing-a-communication-skills-training-course-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-fellowship
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Lauren Weintraub, Lisa Figueiredo, Michael Roth, Adam Levy
Communication skills are a competency highlighted by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education; yet, little is known about the frequency with which trainees receive formal training or what programs are willing to invest. We sought to answer this question and designed a program to address identified barriers. We surveyed pediatric fellowship program directors from all disciplines and, separately, pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program directors to determine current use of formal communication skills training...
December 6, 2016: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905682/a-survey-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-specialists-regarding-management-of-central-line-associated-venous-thrombosis
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Char M Witmer, Emily Sauck, Leslie J Raffini
Central venous catheters (CVCs) account for the largest proportion of thrombotic events in pediatric patients. Questions remain regarding adequate treatment and prevention methods. We surveyed pediatric hematology/oncology specialists, using hypothetical cases to assess management strategies for acute CVC thrombosis and secondary prevention. Survey respondents varied in the use of the thrombophilia evaluation (33.3%, 41/123) and duration of treatment (6 weeks: 54.1%, 66/122). Secondary CVC prophylaxis was utilized by 36...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900832/bromodomain-and-extraterminal-protein-inhibitors-in-pediatrics-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Irene Jiménez, André Baruchel, François Doz, Johannes Schulte
The last few years have seen the identification of pharmacologic approaches to target bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) proteins for cancer treatment. These proteins have an essential role in gene transcription regulation by binding acetylated lysine residues on histone tails, activating gene transcription. BET inhibitors have been tested in preclinical models including pediatric malignancies and several adult clinical trials are ongoing. Since the development of new drugs in pediatric cancer has long lagged behind programs for adults, the aim of this review is to show the importance of these therapies in pediatric malignancies to support their development in pediatric oncology/hematology...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870690/advances-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology
#4
Elizabeth Raetz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868581/2016-updated-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-oncology-nursing-society-chemotherapy-administration-safety-standards-including-standards-for-pediatric-oncology
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Michael N Neuss, Terry R Gilmore, Kristin M Belderson, Amy L Billett, Tara Conti-Kalchik, Brittany E Harvey, Carolyn Hendricks, Kristine B LeFebvre, Pamela B Mangu, Kristen McNiff, MiKaela Olsen, Lisa Schulmeister, Ann Von Gehr, Martha Polovich
Purpose To update the ASCO/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and to highlight standards for pediatric oncology. Methods The ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards were first published in 2009 and updated in 2011 to include inpatient settings. A subsequent 2013 revision expanded the standards to include the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. A joint ASCO/ONS workshop with stakeholder participation, including that of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was held on May 12, 2015, to review the 2013 standards...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842503/the-validity-of-pediatric-cancer-diagnoses-in-a-population-based-general-cancer-registry-in-ontario-canada
#6
Sumit Gupta, Jason D Pole
BACKGROUND: Data from population-based cancer registries are increasingly used to conduct research and guide policy. However, few validation studies of cancer registry data have been conducted, particularly among children. We therefore aimed to determine the validity of pediatric diagnostic data in the Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR). METHODS: All children diagnosed with any malignancy between 2000-2011 in Ontario, Canada were identified through the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Networked Information System (POGONIS), a pediatric cancer registry actively maintained by trained data managers, and linked to the OCR...
November 14, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808467/measuring-pediatric-hematology-oncology-fellows-skills-in-humanism-and-professionalism-a-novel-assessment-instrument
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Jennifer C Kesselheim, Anurag K Agrawal, Nita Bhatia, Angel Cronin, Rima Jubran, Paul Kent, Leslie Kersun, Amulya Nageswara Rao, Melissa Rose, Stephanie Savelli, Mukta Sharma, Evan Shereck, Clare J Twist, Michael Wang
BACKGROUND: Educators in pediatric hematology-oncology lack rigorously developed instruments to assess fellows' skills in humanism and professionalism. PROCEDURE: We developed a novel 15-item self-assessment instrument to address this gap in fellowship training. Fellows (N = 122) were asked to assess their skills in five domains: balancing competing demands of fellowship, caring for the dying patient, confronting depression and burnout, responding to challenging relationships with patients, and practicing humanistic medicine...
November 3, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756397/primary-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-bone-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Petra Balogh, Rita Bánusz, Monika Csóka, Zsófia Váradi, Edit Varga, Zoltán Sápi
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant tumor of mesenchymal origin and comprises the largest category of soft-tissue sarcomas both in children and adolescents. From a pediatric oncology point of view, RMS has traditionally been classified into alveolar (ARMS) and embryonal (ERMS) subtypes. The anatomical localization of the tumor may vary, but commonly involve the head/neck regions, male and female urogenital tract or the trunk and extremities. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report two challenging cases involving 17- and 9-years-olds males where diffuse and multiplex bone lesions suggested either a hematological disease or a primary bone tumor (mesenchymal chondrosarcoma)...
October 18, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749799/making-improvements-in-the-ed-does-ed-busyness-affect-time-to-antibiotics-in-febrile-pediatric-oncology-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Christopher A Benner, Erika Mora, Emily Mueller, F Jacob Seagull, Kelly Walkovich, Kaleena Johnson, Schuyler Halverson, Ed Rothman, George Hucks, John G Younger, Michele M Nypaver
OBJECTIVES: Febrile neutropenic pediatric patients are at heightened risk for serious bacterial infections, and rapid antibiotic administration (in <60 minutes) improves survival. Our objectives were to reduce the time-to-antibiotic (TTA) administration and to evaluate the effect of overall emergency department (ED) busyness on TTA. METHODS: This study was a quality improvement initiative with retrospective chart review to reduce TTA in febrile children with underlying diagnosis of cancer or hematologic immunodeficiency who visited the pediatric ED...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741957/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
BACKGROUND: Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. OBJECTIVE: To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. DESIGN: We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736871/determinants-of-treatment-abandonment-in-childhood-cancer-results-from-a-global-survey
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Paola Friedrich, Catherine G Lam, Geetinder Kaur, Elena Itriago, Raul C Ribeiro, Ramandeep S Arora
BACKGROUND: Understanding and addressing treatment abandonment (TxA) is crucial for bridging the pediatric cancer survival gap between high-income (HIC) and low-and middle-income countries (LMC). In childhood cancer, TxA is defined as failure to start or complete curative cancer therapy and known to be a complex phenomenon. With rising interest on causes and consequences of TxA in LMC, this study aimed to establish the lay-of-the-land regarding determinants of TxA globally, perform and promote comparative research, and raise awareness on this subject...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689307/serum-protein-concentration-in-low-dose-total-body-irradiation-of-normal-and-malnourished-rats
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W C M Viana, D Lambertz, E S Borges, A M O Neto, K M F T Lambertz, A Amaral
Among the radiotherapeutics' modalities, total body irradiation (TBI) is used as treatment for certain hematological, oncological and immunological diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of low-dose TBI on plasma concentration of total protein and albumin using prematurely and undernourished rats as animal model. For this, four groups with 9 animals each were formed: Normal nourished (N); Malnourished (M); Irradiated Normal nourished (IN); Irradiated Malnourished (IM). At the age of 28 days, rats of the IN and IM groups underwent total body gamma irradiation with a source of cobalt-60...
September 20, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688605/pet-ct-in-paediatric-malignancies-an-update
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REVIEW
Subramanyam Padma, Palaniswamy Shanmuga Sundaram, Anshu Tewari
(18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is a well-established imaging modality in adult oncological practice. Its role in childhood malignancies needs to be discussed as paediatric malignancies differ from adults in tumor subtypes and they have different tumor biology and FDG uptake patterns. This is also compounded by smaller body mass, dosimetric restrictions, and physiological factors that can affect the FDG uptake. It calls for careful planning of the PET study, preparing the child, the parents, and expertise of nuclear physicians in reporting pediatric positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) studies...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676853/pediatric-rehabilitation-and-pediatric-oncology-a-winner-association-the-experience-of-grenoble-pediatric-hospital
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Véronique Bourg, Anne Descotes, Anne Pagnier, Jacques Griffet, Dominique Plantaz
The Child and Family Hospital of Grenoble is one of the rare university hospitals in France to benefit from the presence of a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine. This hospital includes both inpatient and outpatient units. During the temporary closure of one department, certain members of the rehabilitation unit were reassigned to the acute care wards of the pediatric department, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Over the course of one year, these therapists completed more than 150 interventions in this department, more than half of which were in the hematology and oncology ward...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669661/medical-interventions-for-the-prevention-of-platinum-induced-hearing-loss-in-children-with-cancer
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Jorrit W van As, Henk van den Berg, Elvira C van Dalen
BACKGROUND: Platinum-based therapy, including cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin or a combination of these, is used to treat a variety of paediatric malignancies. One of the most important adverse effects is the occurrence of hearing loss or ototoxicity. In an effort to prevent this ototoxicity, different otoprotective medical interventions have been studied. This review is the second update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of medical interventions to prevent hearing loss and to determine possible effects of these interventions on anti-tumour efficacy, toxicities other than hearing loss and quality of life in children with cancer treated with platinum-based therapy...
September 27, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665705/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-power-of-cytokine-patterns-and-procalcitonin-for-predicting-infection-among-paediatric-haematology-oncology-patients
#16
T Xia, X Xu, N Zhao, Z Luo, Y Tang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic power of the cytokine patterns and serum procalcitonin (PCT) level for predicting infection in paediatric haematology-oncology patients. METHODS: Retrospective study including hospitalized children with haematology-oncology disease was conducted and their serum T helper type 1/type 2 cytokines were measured by a flow cytometric method. According to clinical symptoms, imaging and microbiological findings, febrile episodes were divided into five diagnostic groups serving as reference standard; and also grouped according to disease severity...
December 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618021/pharmacogenomics-in-pediatric-oncology-review-of-gene-drug-associations-for-clinical-use
#17
REVIEW
Vid Mlakar, Patricia Huezo-Diaz Curtis, Chakradhara Rao Satyanarayana Uppugunduri, Maja Krajinovic, Marc Ansari
During the 3rd congress of the European Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy (ESPT) in Budapest in 2015, a preliminary meeting was held aimed at establishing a pediatric individualized treatment in oncology and hematology committees. The main purpose was to facilitate the transfer and harmonization of pharmacogenetic testing from research into clinics, to bring together basic and translational research and to educate health professionals throughout Europe. The objective of this review was to provide the attendees of the meeting as well as the larger scientific community an insight into the compiled evidence regarding current pharmacogenomics knowledge in pediatric oncology...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616578/early-career-mentoring-through-the-american-society-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-lessons-learned-from-a-pilot-program
#18
Sherif M Badawy, Vandy Black, Emily R Meier, Kasiani C Myers, Kerice Pinkney, Caroline Hastings, Joanne M Hilden, Patrick Zweidler-McKay, Linda C Stork, Theodore S Johnson, Sarah R Vaiselbuh
BACKGROUND: Effective networking and mentorship are critical determinants of career satisfaction and success in academic medicine. The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) mentoring program was developed to support Early Career (EC) members. Herein, the authors report on the initial 2-year outcomes of this novel program. PROCEDURE: Mentees selected mentors with expertise in different subspecialties within the field from mentor profiles at the ASPHO Web site...
September 12, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616180/it-is-time-to-address-ambulatory-central-venous-line-infections-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients
#19
Eric Werner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599999/time-trends-of-cancer-incidence-in-childhood-in-campania-region-25-years-of-observation
#20
Paolo Indolfi, Serena Picazio, Silverio Perrotta, Francesca Rossi, Andrea Pession, Martina Di Martino, Elvira Pota, Daniela Di Pinto, Cristiana Indolfi, Roberto Rondelli, Francesco Vetrano, Fiorina Casale
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer is relatively uncommon and the European age-standardized rate was 164 new case per million per year among children 0 to 14 years of age (95 % CI 158-170). Aims of our study are to evaluate the cases of these malignant diseases observed between 0 and 15 years of age in the Campania region between 1990 and 2014, the ration between observed and expected cases by disease and province of residence. Also we studied the percentage of extra-regional migration over the time by disease and province of residence...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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